4-H Project Selection
It's time to select your 4-H projects for this year's club work and county fair participation! To help you select the project(s) you may be interested in, think about the below questions:
- What things do you like to do for fun?
- What hobbies do you have?
- What would you like to learn to do?
- What knowledge and/or skills do you already have in a project area?
- Are there any special needs/items that are required to be able to complete the project?
- Space: Including considerations for livestock, animal, and plant projects
- Equipment: Including special equipment, what you currently have, what you may need to purchase, etc.
- Time Frame: Some projects are multiple-year projects, others have activities spread over several months, and some can be completed in a few short weeks or days.
- Materials/Supplies: Including quantities, costs, etc.
- Other People Involved: Some projects require group activities, presentations, mentors, etc.
- How much time do you have to spend on a 4-H project each week/month?
- What adult/teen do you know that can help you with your project?
- How many 4-H projects can you realistically complete in a year? (A good rule of thumb is approximately one project for each year that you’ve been in 4-H
Virtual Winter Project Fair
Have you ever found yourself wondering what it takes to complete a 4-H project? The Virtual Winter Project Fair website is your hub for all things related to 4-H projects and how to complete them! The website is filled with fantastic project videos made by Franklin County 4-H youth who have completed the project before, essentially taking the Ohio 4-H Family Guide one step further. We are excited to share this resource with you in hopes that it will help you when selecting your perfect 4-H project.
2023 Project Requirement Guides
Click here for a complete list of general project requirements, listed by project. For more detailed information about your project and evaluation, click on the project below.
- Livestock Projects, and Horse Projects (Horseless Horse)
- Companion Animals & Dogs
- Clothing & Textiles
- Creative & Leisure Arts
- Food & Nutrition:
Food and Nutrition Portfolio Interest Areas
Food and Nutrition Sample Portfolio
- Healthy Living
- Home Living
- Leadership & Citizenship
- Money Management
- Natural Resources
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Shooting Sports
- Vet Science
- Workforce Preparation
Special Notes about Animal Projects
Franklin County 4-H has an exceptional horse program. It is highly recommended that all 4-H clubs with horse projects have at least one club advisor represent their club at the monthly Horse Advisory Committee meeting. Horse Advisory Committee meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. For more information, click here.
The Ohio 4-H Dog program has much to offer any 4-H member who has a passion for dogs or just loves their own dog! Click here for a helpful guide to choosing the right dog project for you. For more information about the Ohio 4-H Dog program, click here.